Hello All! I've been searching for an answer to my problem for almost 2 days to no avail, I really hope you can help me... A few days ago, my WD 1TB stopped working. Ironically, I was trying to back up my back up onto another external when it stopped and gave me an error message, which I can't remember. Now, when I plug it in to my laptop, it doesn't work. Here is what I mean: -No sounds are made on my laptop, indicating that something has been connected to the laptop. -It doesn't show up in Disk Management -It doesn't show up in Device Manager either This is what I have tried, but has not worked: -Using a different USB power cable -Connecting it to another laptop/PC (it won't read on them either) -Cleaning out my "hidden devices" in Device Manager *I cleaned out everything I could under volumes and USB controllers. Rebooted twice and reinstalled everything. It still didn't work. -Connected it to different USB ports on my laptop Other information: -When I connect the HD, the light will come on and will sound like it is working, but there are some definite "clicks" that I don't remember happening before this problem. -I'm pretty sure that it used to show up in Device Manager under WD Drive Mgmt. devices, but it definitely does not anymore. There isn't even a "shadow" or hidden version of it. -Win 7 - clean -Hd is about 2 months old -Laptop is about 8 months old Normally, I would take this in to get it fixed, but I am stationed overseas so taking it to a Best Buy or something isn't really an option. Anything anyone can offer (especially if it includes retrieving my info on it) would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!